Welcoming the Tribal Guests and the artists Shri Jual Oram said the tradition of inviting tribals to attend Republic Day Parade has been continuing since the first Republic Day in 1952.He said the purpose to invite Tribal Guests is to provide them an opportunity of visiting the National Capital and interact with the diverse and rich cultural tradition of this country so that they could feel proud of it . This includes the meeting of tribal representatives with the President, Vice-Presidemt, Prime Minister and the Defence Minister, Dilli Darshan and a visit to the Museum and Library of Parliament.
Giving an account of the Ministrys activities Shri Oram said education is the main theme of Tribal Development hence Union Gonvernment is implementing special programmes for the girls education in particularly those areas where girls literacy rate is below par. He also said that the recently launched Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana, a scheme for the integrated development of tribal community will prove to be a mile stone.
Shri Oram reiterated that presenty government is fully concerned for the trinal development along with the conservation of their cultural heritage. However, the role of state governments and their cooperation is equally importamt in this regard, the Minister added.
On this occasion the Minister of State Shri Manusukhbhai Dhanji Bhai Vasava ans senior officers of the ministry were was also present.
It is important to note that for the Republic day parade 2015, the 60 special Tribal Guests from 25 States and Union Territories were invited and this provided a good opportunity to each one of them to know more about the other cultural traditions of the country. In response the tribal representatives appreciated the efforts and vision of Shri Oram and his ministry.